This past Sunday I finished up a series considering the question “What makes Christianity attractive?” I thought that a brief overview of that study might be of interest to you. There is a great desire among Christians to make Christianity attractive to the world, but also to help keep it attractive to those who are already a part of the body of Christ. So how do we accomplish that goal? Consider 8 things that make Christianity attractive.
1. Good works make Christianity attractive. (Mat. 5:16; 1 Pet. 2:12)
2. Love makes Christianity attractive. (John 3:16; 13:35; 1 John 4:7-11)
3. Our speech makes Christianity attractive. (Col. 4:6; Eph. 4:29-32; Tit. 2:7-8)
4. Unity makes Christianity attractive. (John 17:20-21; Eph. 4:1-3)
5. The Christian’s peace of mind makes Christianity attractive. (Phi. 4:6-7; 2 Tim. 4:7-8)
6. Consistency makes Christianity attractive. (Rom. 12:9-21; Phi. 1:27)
7. Devotion makes Christianity attractive. (Ruth 1:16-17; Mat. 27:55-56, 61; John 6:66-69)
8. Doing our best makes Christianity attractive. (Tit. 2:14; Mat. 6:33)
Notice what is not on that list? Things like entertainment, “modernizing” worship through “contemporary” services, and acquiescing to man’s desires and whims do not make Christianity attractive. They may draw men in for a while, but before long those same people are looking for something else because those things are empty and do nothing to help the soul.
If we want to make Christianity attractive, God has already shown us how and time after time it is successful. Let us follow the plan that has been proven true for the last 2,000 years and leave behind the schemes and inventions of men. Stay true to God’s Word, for he will always remain true to you.